The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and our studio space is set within the forest in our Scandinavian Tipi.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.
We love to fill our Tipi space in the woods with creative workshops, foot stomping gigs and beautiful supper clubs beneath the pines. For all ticketed events please head over to out Eventbrite listing.
After such a great turn out last year, we are delighted to announce the return of our Dell Christmas party.
We would love for you to join us in our tipi for a night of festivities, with seasonal cocktails on the bar, musical merriment and a whole load of Christmas spirit. Your ticket includes a drink on arrival and an array of tasty canapes, with the brilliantly talented Umami on the decks guaranteed to get you dancing.
Space is limited so don't miss out
Tuning in to the wisdom of how to 'Winter' well, we bring you the first in a series of Dell curated retreats based in our cosy Dell Lodge. Joining forces with the incredible Katie White, these four days of cosy immersion will bring you a very gentle adjustment to the new year.
Slow morning practice, evening fireside Nidra, together with lazy brunches and deeply nourishing soul food. Slow down and allow time to expand in the gorgeous, candlelit surroundings, giving time to soak in the tub, curling up with a book or take a peaceful wander through the woods. We will have optional classes in cookery with a focus on nutritional meal planning, crafting and a beautiful walking sound meditation included and also the option to tap on a massage.
We all want to start the year in a considered way and rather than juicing, fasts or detoxes only have short term affects on our systems, we want to offer something more meaningful, more sustainable. Together we will learn to slow down, to move our bodies in simple nurturing ways, eat wholesome seasonal food, explore creative mindful activities and devour deep rest. Leaving us more aligned, more connected and re-charged for the year ahead.
Lindsay Douglas, formerly the Bread Peddler and baker at Wild Hearth Bakery has been an integral part of our team for the last few years now. She is all about the dough and is excited to share the knowledge.
This winter we have put together a series of informal 'Introduction to sourdough and butter making' courses based out of our Dell Lodge kitchen.
Singer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Siobhan Wilson grew up in Elgin. A trained cellist, singer, composer and pianist from St Mary's Music School of Edinburgh, Siobhan has 15 years of international studio production experience including in New York, Paris, Budapest and Scotland. After a 5 year stay in Paris, France, she returned to Scotland where she is currently scoring her first short film recording with string orchestra.
Her performance is truly mesmirisng and she can silence a room with a mere whisper. She's recently had great acclaim and her album 'There are no saints' was shortlised for Scottish Album of the year.
We are delighted to host her at the Dell for a full gig on the Friday evening followed by an acoustic supper club evening on the Saturday.
If you have stayed at the Dell or simply like the look of what we do here you can now pass it on by way of a voucher.
Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.
We'll let you know when we add new workshops and dates to the calendar.